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Data quality, government data and the open data infosphere

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This paper discusses ways in which the environment in which data are released affects data quality. Using the example of the release of open government data into an information market populated by open data, a basic assumption of open data, that eyeballs (i.e. widespread scrutiny by a large and diverse population) will help ensure and improve quality, is examined. A case study of data about crime and criminal justice is used to show that various pressures, including the important aim of fostering a user community for the information, can distort the information markets which are the basis for that assumption

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O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Data quality, government data and the open data infosphere At AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Information Quality Symposium, United Kingdom. 03 Jul 2012.

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Published date: 3 July 2012
Venue - Dates: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Information Quality Symposium, United Kingdom, 2012-07-03 - 2012-07-03
Keywords: open data, data quality, open government data, geodata
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 340045
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340045
ISBN: 978-1-908187-21-5
PURE UUID: adb98986-093b-4682-98eb-0d3b9c97f015

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Date deposited: 07 Jun 2012 15:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:50

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Author: Kieron O'Hara

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